Taapsee Pannu breaks silence on I-T raids

Refusing to comment on individual cases, she said it is in the national interest to know if some evasion is happening. The searches targeting Pannu and Kashyap, known for their outspoken views on a range of issues, are part of a tax evasion probe against Phantom Films.

PTI | Mumbai | Updated: 06-03-2021 11:41 IST | Created: 06-03-2021 11:39 IST
Taapsee Pannu breaks silence on I-T raids
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Breaking her silence on the IT department raids against her, actor Taapsee Pannu on Saturday put out three tweets – on an "alleged bungalow" in Paris, the "alleged receipt" of Rs 5 crore, and her "memory of 2013 raid".

On March 3, the Income Tax Department searched the homes and offices of Pannu and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap as well as his partners who launched the now-shuttered production house Phantom Films. Pannu posted a three-point statement on Twitter and also took a jibe at Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's statement that the actor was raided in 2013 as well.

"Three days of intense search of 3 things primarily 1.The keys of the 'alleged' bungalow that I apparently own in Paris. Because summer holidays are around the corner," read the first post.

The second said, "2. The 'alleged' receipt worth 5 crores to frame n keep for future pitching coz I've been refused that money before." The third dealt with Sitharaman's comment. "3. My memory of the 2013 raid that happened with me according to our honorable finance minister P.S- 'not so static anymore.'' Sitharaman on Friday said the same people were raided in 2013 as well, but no issue was made out then as it is being done now. Refusing to comment on individual cases, she said it is in the national interest to know if some evasion is happening.

The searches targeting Pannu and Kashyap, known for their outspoken views on a range of issues, are part of a tax evasion probe against Phantom Films. They also covered Reliance Entertainment group CEO Shibhasish Sarkar and some executives of celebrity and talent management companies KWAN and Exceed, officials said.

The others searched included some employees of Phantom Films, which was dissolved in 2018, and it's then promoters Kashyap, director-producer Vikramaditya Motwane, producer Vikas Bahl and producer-distributor Madhu Mantena.

The business transactions of films made under the banner of Phantom Films are also being probed Kashyap and Pannu, who worked together in the 2018 film ''Manmarziyaan'', are currently filming ''Dobaara'', a thriller.

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